Briefs, May 10, 2012

BLM holds publicmeeting in Silt

The Bureau of Land Managment Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council will meet today at the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road, in Silt

The meeting is open to the public with public comment periods scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Agenda topics are new oil and gas technologies and BLM planning; BLM Colorado coal program overview; wild horse and burro discussion; partnering with Eagle County on river access; and updates from each Field Office.

Visit for more information.

Event helps peopleobtain proper IDs


Grand Valley Peace and Justice will host a Collaborative ID Project on Friday at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison Ave., in the gym.

The event, for citizens who need to obtain identification, will be from 9–11:30 a.m. and advanced advocate training will be from 1:30–3:15 p.m.

Citizens can obtain proper identification such as a birth certificate, state ID or driver’s license.

Take a document you possess, such as birth certificates, expired or out-of-state IDs or driver’s licenses, or proof of residency.

Anyone needing transportation should call Rhonda at Solidarity Not Charity, 245-3720.

Humane Societysets Walmart event


Walmart at 2881 North Ave. will host a Roice-Hurst Humane Society fundraiser Friday through Sunday.

An adoption event will be from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday.

Donations of food and other needed items will benefit Roice-Hurst. Donation bins will be located in the front of the store for cat and dog food, toys, collars, leashes and other pet supplies.

Call 986-5819 for information.

2 centers observeMother’s Day


Two senior communities are hosting Mother’s Day events:

■ The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 N. 12th St., will have a wine and social hour at 3 p.m. Friday; a Mother’s Day tea with finger sandwiches and live music at 11 a.m. Saturday; and a Mother’s Day dinner and desert at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. RSVP by calling 256-0006.

■ Mesa View, 601 Horizon Place, will have pinochle with refreshments at 2 p.m. Friday; a high tea at 3 p.m. Saturday; and a senior open house with refreshments at 2 p.m. Sunday. RSVP by calling 241-0772.

College offersgoods to nonprofits


Western State College in Gunnison is offering used furniture and appliances to nonprofit organizations.

Items, including tables, chairs, beds, couches, stoves, refrigerators and fixtures will be available for viewing from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. May 16, at Shavano Apartment Complex and need to be collected that day. Nonprofit organizations should bring their 501c3 verification to the event for verification.

The college is getting rid of the items because of recent campus construction. Shavano is due for demolition to make room for a new recreation center and field house scheduled to open in February 2014 on the site.

Belly dancersputting on 4 shows


Members from three local belly dance troupes will come together for a Shimmy Mob at four locations on Saturday, with proceeds benefitting domestic violence causes and Hilltop’s Latimer House.

The dancers will have a series of performances:

■ 11:45 a.m. at Michael’s, 2464 U. S. Highway 6 & 50

■ noon at Sportsman’s Warehouse, 2464 U. S. Highway 6&50

■ 2 p.m. at the Arts & Jazz Festival, on the corner of Sixth and Main streets

■ 3:30 p.m. at Hastings, 2401 North Ave.

The performances by Khubsurat Ruh Middle Eastern Dance Troupe, High Desert Dancers and Belly Expressions celebrate World Belly Dance Day.

The purpose of the event is to promote belly dancing as an art form and to allow the dancers to give back to their community.

Call 242-4400 or visit for information.

Let the dogs outfor calendar shoot


Kokopelli Animal Hospital will have a K-9 Calendar contest from 2:30–4 p.m. Saturday, in the Kokopelli Center parking lot, 456 Kokopelli Blvd., Unit E, in Fruita.

Pictures for the calendar will be taken from 4–5 p.m.

All dogs entered will receive bandanas. The $5 entry fee benefits Relay for Life.

Entry categories are best 1950s costume (top three); best trick, (top three); most unique (top three); biggest; and smallest (adult dog).

All therapy, rescue, service and cancer survivor dogs are invited to attend.

There will be a group photo of all participants for the calendar.

Call 858-4299 for information.

Life Academygraduation slated


Life Academy will have a graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at the school, 636 29 Road.

The K-12 private school will graduate six students at this year’s commencement, up from four graduates last year. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dennis West.

Cut-a-Thon helpsjudicial advocates


Five 60 Salon will have its fifth annual Cut-a-Thon from 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. Sunday, at 560 Colorado Ave.

Haircuts will be offered for $20 on a first come, first served basis.

No appointments will be taken. All proceeds including tips will be donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Call Barbara or Heather at 263-4551 for information.


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